Society
' Young people making bricks in Buterere area

Summer camp in Bujumbura: Younger pupils busy themselves with different activities

07-12-2018 In Bujumbura city, different activities are organized to help young students spend summer holidays usefully. They are supervised in sports, reading and physical activities for humanitarian purpose. At Kiyange I in Buterere commune, students on holidays help victims of floods. They can be seen busy with making bricks near (...)
' The number of Burundians significantly increases year by year

Three million people add to Burundi population in ten years

07-12-2018 While the world celebrates the population day, the figures show that the number of Burundians increases day by day. Effective measures need to be taken to reduce the demographic growth. Nicolas Ndayishimiye, Director of Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies-ISTEEBU says the number of Burundians is now estimated (...)
' Marie Bukuru: “We are obliged to contribute to 2020 elections several times”

Employees’ union denounces fivefold contribution to 2020 elections

07-11-2018 Marie Bukuru, executive secretary of Burundi confederation of unions-COSYBU says it is not understandable that a civil servant will contribute to 2020 elections for several times. She says civil servants give contributions to the 2020 elections through their monthly salary. “The deduction is made when we receive our salary,” (...)
' Edouard Juma: “The decision is not a punishment as many people think”

Recent decision taken by Education Ministry not punishment, says spokesperson

07-11-2018 After the ministry’s decision to force victims of pregnancy in basic and post basic schools to continue their education in vocational schools, the spokesperson for the minister says the decision is not a punishment as many people think. He has said it at a press conference held this July (...)
' Biyereke Floribert: “Only 118 women and 62 Twa out of 2635 candidates succeeded in a recruitment process for military services”

Women and Twa ethnic group not well represented in military services

07-06-2018 Only 118 women and 62 Twa out of 2635 candidates succeeded in a recruitment process for military services that took place from February 26 to July 03, 2018. Floribert Biyereke, spokesperson for the Burundian Defense Ministry has said this at a press conference held this July 6, 2018. Mr (...)
' Plastic bags and bottles at “Kumase” near Lake Tanganyika

Environmentalist calls for use of biodegradable materials to safeguard environment

07-04-2018 While the world celebrates the Plastic Bag Free Day every July 03 to raise the awareness of the impact non-biodegradable plastic bags and bottles have on the environment, plastic materials are still seen everywhere in Bujumbura town. In the western part of Bujumbura at the place commonly known as (...)
' Students living with disabilities in front of CNRSP center at Jabe

26 final year students at CNRSP expelled from dormitories

06-29-2018 26 students with disabilities who have come to study at the National Center for Socio-Professional Rehabilitation of Disabled people-CNRSP at Jabe were expelled from dormitories on June 28. They were accused of protesting against the decision taken by the center’s representative sending them back to their families. Jean Marie (...)
' Traders occupying Musaga newly rehabilitated market

Traders in Musaga newly rehabilitated market not satisfied with new stands

06-29-2018 Musaga rehabilitated market in Muha commune has opened this Thursday, June 28th. Some traders say they are not satisfied with the stands they got because they are very small and others are exposed to the sun. “This stand is very small. I used to have enough space for my (...)
' Janvière Ndirahisha "Girls who have been impregnated are not allowed to return to the formal education system"

Pregnant girls and boys who impregnate them forced to attend vocational schools

06-29-2018 “Any school girl who has been a victim of pregnancy or was forced to get married while she was still studying at the basic or post-basic school is not allowed to return to the formal public or private education system,” reads a note issued on 26 June by the (...)
' Alain Guillaume Bunyoni: "Burundi will spare no effort to eradicate the consumption of drugs"

Ministry of Public Security to set up national detoxification center

06-27-2018 Cannabis, heroin, cocaine and chicha are some of the drugs that jeopardize the promising future of many young Burundians. Drug consumption is hard to eradicate, said Valentin Havyarimana, chairman of the Burundian Association for a World of Peace without Drugs (ABMPD) on the occasion of the celebration of the (...)
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